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#444533 - 02/07/11 10:29 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
Roho_the_Rooster Offline
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I was joking in my previous answer…kind of. I have been the shipper for a small research facility for about 15 years now. My wife makes more than twice the salary as I.
I did train for a profession, and, after a short while I came into my own and realized that I had made a terrible mistake. I cannot express how free and happy I feel doing manual labor. My health has improved since taking this job, as has my stress level. I made a decision to go for personal happiness instead of looking successful.
This is a mutual decision between my wife and I. She tends to be a workaholic, and is task oriented. After a short while in any job, she begins to look for the next step. She has made the position of director. She also lives with a lot of stress. I am not task oriented. I have been described as someone who is not detail oriented, and often “has his head in the clouds”. I think this is accurate. Some people’s goals are money, security and future advancement. Mine is being happy and left alone. I am fortunate that I have a job which gives me a lot of autonomy. I am able to chase my whims. It helps that I do my job well, and am trusted, hence left alone. It is not a secret to many on this forum that I used to be a United Methodist minister.
The only way I would be able to maintain my present lifestyle is to have a mate who is willing to shoulder the greater financial responsibility. In return, she has someone who has a meal waiting for her every night, when she comes home. She also has someone who is not burdened with residual stress from work, and can give his undivided attention to her when she needs to get things off her chest. I was also a more “hands on” father than some, because I do not have a 50-60 hour work week. I, on the other hand, have the comfort of my routine, and a reasonable expectation of being in the same job until retirement. Some may find that dull.
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#444540 - 02/07/11 10:37 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Roho_the_Rooster]
JCLAG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Roho_the_Rooster
I made a decision to go for personal happiness instead of looking successful.



Personal happiness is success. smile
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#444543 - 02/07/11 10:50 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Let's see...

In the past, I've worked at a quarry for two years, a custom t-shirt store, a few record stores (remember those?), did telemarketing for a spell, worked at a mortgage company for six whole days, plus earned money at almost every fast food place imaginable.

I've managed to find employment as a print journalist for the past 11 years. I write about 300 articles a year. I also do a little bit of work as a publicist-for-hire and publish my own books now and then. I've worked from home since the fall of 2009, and pretty much set my own hours. I also travel about a month out of the year to hunt down stories.

My income has its ups and downs, but I love being able to create something on a computer screen, see it published and use the money earned from that work to feed my family. Not a bad way to live. smile


Edited by JCLAG (02/07/11 11:01 AM)
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#444545 - 02/07/11 11:07 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Roho_the_Rooster]
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Registered: 09/05/07
Posts: 1813
Loc: Denmark
Originally Posted By: Roho_the_Rooster
I did train for a profession, and, after a short while I came into my own and realized that I had made a terrible mistake.


That's actually one of the most intelligent things you can do. There are a lot of people out there struggling along, being miserable, because of the "I was trained for this, so I gotta stick with it" logical fallacy.

People who don't know me well often tell me "but you went to business school, so why aren't you a manager instead of doing all the nerdy stuff" - but I really like the nerdy stuff, and I don't like dealing with people smile

And I think that your children will appreciate you being a "hands on" dad much more than a fancy title when it really comes down to it.
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#444625 - 02/07/11 11:33 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Roho_the_Rooster]
LightAngel Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 1681
Loc: Denmark
Originally Posted By: Roho_the_Rooster


she has someone who has a meal waiting for her every night, when she comes home. She also has someone who is not burdened with residual stress from work, and can give his undivided attention to her when she needs to get things off her chest.


This sounds a bit like our family life here, my husband also have a wonderful dinner waiting for him when he comes home from another hard working day at the university.

I just love cooking, I love preparing dinner, and I love shopping for food in many different places to find special food. The passion I have for food is the same passion I have for my art, I guess it's the lioness in me wink

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#444668 - 02/08/11 03:08 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 6
Loc: Potsdam, Germany
I worked as a hair stylist, on a graveyard and now I work as a tradesman in a supermarket. I do the jobs I am interested in and which brings money to realize my own dreams and needs. It's obvious, that here are a lot of very specialized jobs and I have the biggest respect for it. It's fascinating for me in which massive ways Satanists live, work and just be.

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#444671 - 02/08/11 04:06 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: $lesk]
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Ok, I'm going to be serious about this now.

I've worked as a grocery clerk, cantine chef and dishwasher, construction worker, builder, house painter, waiter, bartender, porn website admin, porn movie director and cameraman, telemarketer, fisherman, lumberjack, and I'm currently working in the wine and liquor trade and studying to become a teacher.
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#444810 - 02/10/11 01:59 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 03/26/09
Posts: 124
I started working when I was 14 and have been on and off since. I was a dishwasher, a dishwasher, a dishwasher, a dishwasher and another dishwasher. It sounds like bitch work, and kind of is, but I don't mind it. Lots of instant gratification. You take a dirty dish, and clean it. Now you have a clean dish. That works very well for me.

Currently I am training to be a captioning assistant at Captel. It's pretty easy once you get past the near instant mimicry. They start talking and once they get out the first word or two, you start saying exactly what they say with no pause. We use voice recognition software and that's a little tricky to master, but there is two weeks of training before you get to live calls. The pay is awesome for training alone, much less when you get hired. Especially given the economy. I'm really looking forward to this job.
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#444811 - 02/10/11 02:50 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 08/23/08
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I don't pay my bills.

I glare at them until they pay themselves.

The job I've held the longest was working at a theater as a supervisor. I really liked that job a lot. Got a taste of management at the age of 18 and pity all who have to work like that every day. I know it's common to bitch about management, but to their credit if you're trying to run a business and you don't come across as a bitch/asshole you're probably doing your job wrong. Other than all the paperwork bullshit I had to do I very much liked being a part of that work environment; it was like having another family.

Now I just work and stuff. If I was to reveal what I do for a living now I would be totally uncool, and being cool is what I always aspire to be. cool
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#444820 - 02/10/11 09:46 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 02/02/11
Posts: 13
Loc: Germany, Berlin
I worked in an Hotel as Concerge, I worked as a Secreteray, I worked in an Library, I worked in an Bordello as bartender, I worked as a visagist for a Modelagengy, now I start to learn to be a cook, an d sometimes I make Tatoos.

I allways try to work for fun.

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#444921 - 02/11/11 11:36 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 09/16/10
Posts: 133
Loc: Alabama
My "dream" has always been to be in a position where I could make at least a decent living by performing/recording/releasing music. I'm currently underway constructing a musical project but it seems all my musicians are bailing on me. A one-man-band sure is hard when you only play one instrument. There's always something against you.

I really have no other interest in doing any else as a living for the rest of my life. The only places arround here that hire are plants, and I sure as Hell don't want to bust my ass in a plant for the rest of my life.
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#445038 - 02/13/11 11:46 AM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Entity]
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Registered: 12/25/08
Posts: 1691
Loc: Germany
I am involved in a project of which implementation helps to keep shows like Big Brother alive and running. smile

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#445047 - 02/13/11 12:58 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
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Registered: 10/18/09
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Loc: Pacific NW
Spanking bare bums can be surprisingly lucrative.

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#445048 - 02/13/11 01:00 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: Lamar Drummer]
JSBlack Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
Posts: 594
Loc: South Wales
I used to sweat it in a factory but took it upon myself to study and work my way up and eventually got myself one of those good Computer Jobs and now on occasion I enjoy guided tours around large companies and can witness other folk sweat it.
During my ‘journey’ I applied much ‘Lesser’ and a little ‘Greater’ and gave gratitude when required.

I take nothing for granted in this life though because one never knows what is ‘around the corner,’ and you can only plan ahead so much. A lot of good men are landing on their arses right now in the current climate.

Nice wheels by the way, your car or just a pic?

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#445056 - 02/13/11 04:28 PM Re: Paying The Bills [Re: JSBlack]
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Registered: 09/16/10
Posts: 133
Loc: Alabama
I wish it was my car, believe me! My personal dream car. 1970 (19 anything really) Chevelle SS. Almost got my hands on one a couple of years ago, I think it was a 1972. Couldn't find a job in time though and it sliped through my fingers.
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